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1inch/ˈɪntʃ/noun
pluralinches
1inch
/ˈɪntʃ/
noun
pluralinches
Learner's definition of INCH  
[count]
: a unit of measurement equal to ¹/₃₆ yard or ¹/₁₂ of a foot (2.54 centimeters)
: a small amount, distance, or degree
◊ The expression (if you) give them an inch, (and) they'll take a mile means that if you allow people to have a small amount of something that they want, they will take much more of it.

every inch

: to the highest degree

inch by inch

: by moving very slowly

within an inch of

: almost to the point of (something)
2inch/ˈɪntʃ/verb
inchesinchedinching
2inch
/ˈɪntʃ/
verb
inchesinchedinching
Learner's definition of INCH  
always followed by an adverb or preposition
: to move very slowly or by a small amount in a specified direction or manner
[no object]
[+ object]
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